Kansas Healthworkers Rights to Choice for Vaccine
By signing this, the undersigned exercise their freewill and state that they believe an individual’s guaranteed Liberty to refuse or accept a vaccine is protected by both the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Kansas Bill of Rights, which includes rights of personal autonomy and bodily integrity, and the right to reject medical treatment.
In signing this, we understand that the Government is compelling businesses to issue COVID-19 vaccine mandates by threat of withholding funding, if they fail to comply. A vaccine mandate is contrary to the fundamental tenet of medical ethics requiring voluntary and informed consent for any procedure or drug that imposes a medical risk to an individual. It is a tenet, which hospitals in Kansas adheres to in patient care and as employees, we should not be subject to a lower ethical standard than that afforded to our patients. Freewill allows an individual employee to freely choose to accept medical risks for the benefit of others. However, those who choose to accept such sacrifices for others, must truly be volunteers, not mandated by their employer. Hospitals wont mandate patients get a vaccine before we accept them as a patient so Hospitals shouldn’t expect the same of us.
The below signed refuse to allow our government or employer to strip us of our rights of personal autonomy and bodily integrity, and the right to reject or accept medical treatment and we will stand together to protect those rights, including accepting or rejecting a COVID-19 vaccine. It is our right to allow our natural immune system or vaccines to establish protections to viruses. Natural immunity has proven to be long lasting and effective at preventing disease. With SARS-CoV-1 (early 2000’s) and SARS-CoV-2 86% similar, individuals recovering from either strain have been found to have robust and long-lasting immunity from all variants and are at two times the risks of having an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Our Bodies, Our Choices